Xiaomi Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Xiaomi has a total of 41774 patents globally, out of which 20336 have been granted. Of these 41774 patents, more than 78% patents are active. China is where Xiaomi has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United States of America and Europe. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Xiaomi.

Xiaomi was founded in the year 2010. Xiaomi produces and sells consumer gadgets and mobile devices. The business also creates mobile apps. It offers a variety of products with internet value added, such as TV boxes, backpacks, phone screen protectors, earbuds and more.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Xiaomi which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Xiaomi patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Xiaomi patent portfolio.

How many patents does Xiaomi have?

Xiaomi has a total of 41774 patents globally. These patents belong to 25486 unique patent families. Out of 41774 patents, 32778 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Xiaomi File Every Year?

Xiaomi Patent Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantXiaomi Applications FiledXiaomi Patents Granted
2023411766
202229613465
202155463265
202051642558
201942242449
201838823018
201744141987
20164433804
20156494332
2014249586
2013102362
201233451
201110133

How many Xiaomi patents are Alive/Dead?

Xiaomi Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Xiaomi File in Different Countries?

Xiaomi Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Xiaomi Filed Patents

CountryPatent
China24233
United States Of America4887
Europe3290
Japan1422
Korea (South)1265
Russia954
Mexico703
Brazil504
Spain112
Singapore92
Poland42
Germany24
Denmark20
Hungary19
India17
Australia7
Eurasia5
Canada4
Turkey2
Malaysia1
Chile1
Taiwan1

Where are Research Centres of Xiaomi Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Xiaomi

How Many Patents Owned by Xiaomi and Its Subsidiaries?

Patents acquired by Xiaomi

Xiaomi has acquired 685patent families from other companies which are not associated with Xiaomi.

Below the chart shows the top 10 patent acquisitions of Xiaomi –

10 Best Xiaomi Patents

US6542138B1 is the most popular patent in the Xiaomi portfolio. It has received 425 citations so far from companies like Philips, Ignis Innovation and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Xiaomi:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6542138B1425
US7342916B2279
US6771595B1261
US6693610B2260
US6697638B1253
US7158798B2237
US6735702B1228
US7129914B2226
US6718440B2216
US6709898B1212

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Xiaomi patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Xiaomi invention. They couldn’t because Xiaomi had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 1049 Xiaomi patents in 4770 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Xiaomi patent portfolio are Samsung, Qualcomm and Lg Electronics.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Xiaomi –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Xiaomi PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Samsung196370
Qualcomm171320
Lg Electronics75129
Apple71119
Sony59141
IBM5396
Intel50100
Huawei4989
Ericsson48102
Boe Technology4687

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Xiaomi Patents

Top Xiaomi Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7371014B230
US7074501B225
US7499709B215
US8681724B214
US6709898B114
US9439125B213
US7551164B213
US11190255B213
US8897254B212
US8990255B212
US7398382B212
US7645646B212
US8711671B211
US8483156B211
US7466227B211

Xiaomi – “Innovation for Everyone”

Xiaomi’s product strategy is based on the ideas of value innovation. Started in 2010, not only did Xiaomi surpassed Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world (2nd quarter of 2021), but also outperformed BBK-owned Chinese rivals Oppo and Vivo.

“At this company, we embrace a culture of bold innovation to push the boundaries of what technology can offer. A spirit of innovation permeates our company and guides our pursuits of relentlessly building amazing products, while bringing down the barrier of innovative technologies,” – Shou Zi Chew, President of International, Xiaomi.

To double down on its lead in “5G+AI+IoT” (5G+AIoT) and next generation super internet,” the firm has pledged to investing at least $7 billion over the next five years in “5G+AIoT” to ensure the company wins in this new smart era. Xiaomi was ranked at No. 24 among the 50 most innovative companies of 2020 in the world in a report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Xiaomi’s innovation areas covers many fields with respect to smartphones, smart hardware, internet technologies, manufacturing and product design. This is a shout-out to every MI Fan out there, do read this analysis, as you will get to know what your favourite company – “Xiaomi” is innovating for you next.

The recent patents of Xiaomi indicates incremental innovation in the area of LCD Display, battery & charging technology, camera & imaging, earthquake monitoring, and manned and unmanned vehicles.

We have also published an in-depth study of Xiaomi patent portfolio on our blog:

What are Xiaomi key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Xiaomi?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Xiaomi in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Xiaomi thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has Xiaomi search focus changed over the years?

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